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LSU's Miles, familiar with UAB's McGee from his Arkansas days, expects test from Blazers

The sight of UAB taking the field in Death Valley will bring back some bad memories for LSU fans.

This time, though, the ninth-ranked Tigers should be able to eliminate fears of history repeating itself.

According to odds makers, LSU (1-0) is supposed to open its home slate on Saturday night with a nearly five-touchdown margin of victory over the Blazers (0-1).

UAB, by contrast, aims to make its second trip to Tiger Stadium much like the first — a 13-10 upset in 2000.

LSU coach Les Miles says he expects UAB coach Garrick McGee, a former Arkansas offensive coordinator, to test the Tigers with an attack that scored 31 points at Troy last week.

The Tigers are coming off a 37-27 win over TCU.